Krzysztof Penderecki

Master of the Strauss Madonna, Crucifixion, Groeninge Museum, Bruges, c. 1445

Krzysztof Penderecki, Stabat Mater

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Stabat Mater dolorosa
Iuxta crucem lacrimosa
Dum pendebat Filius.

The grieving Mother stood
beside the cross weeping
where her Son was hanging.

Quis est homo qui non fleret,
Matrem Christi si videret
In tanto supplicio?

Who is the man who would not weep
if seeing the Mother of Christ
in such agony.

Eia Mater, fons amoris
Me sentire vim doloris
Fac, ut tecum lugeam.

O Mother, fountain of love,
make me feel the power of sorrow,
that I may grieve with you.

Fac, ut ardeat cor meum
In amando Christum Deum
Ut sibi complaceam.

Grant that my heart may burn
in the love of the Lord Christ
that I may greatly please Him

Christe, cum sit hinc exire,
Da per Matrem me venire
Ad palmam victoriae.

Christ, when it is time to pass away,
grant through your Mother that I may come
to the palm of victory.

Quando corpus morietur,
Fac, ut animae donetur
Paradisi gloria.

When my body dies,
grant that to my soul is given
the glory of paradise.